Elias is a ♂ boy’s name.
Elias is a variant of the biblical name Elijah used in several languages. The name derived from the Hebrew name ‘Eliyyahu (אֱלִיָּהוּ). In the Old Testament Elijah was a Hebrew prophet. Elias is as well the form used in the Greek New Testament.
Elias means “my God is Yahweh” (from Hebrew “el/אֵל” God + “yah/יָה” = referring to the Hebrew God).
Amongst Orthodox Catholics St. Elias is viewed as the Patron of thunder, storms, and hail. This might be the reason parents love to pair Elias with other biblical middle names such as Noah, Gabriel, Thomas, Jacob, Samuel, David, Jonah or Christian.
The most common nicknames or short forms for Elias are Lee, Ell, and Eli. Whereas, Eli is rising in popularity as a standalone name.
The name Elias even made its way into popular culture as fictional characters in Marvel (Elias Bogan) and Sonic the Hedgehog Comics (Elias Acorn) or even the popular video game series Call of Duty (Elias Walker).
Non fictional popular culture figures named Elias are the WWE wrestler Jeffrey Logan Sciullo who performs as a musician as well under his ring name Elias.
Another maybe not necessarily well-known figure is Elias Disney, the father of Roy and Walt Disney, the founders of The Walt Disney Company.
The name Elias is ranked #13 overall. It is very popular with parents-to-be and is often chosen as a baby name.
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